WINDHOEK, Aug. 22 — Namibia aims to win two games at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, coach Allister Coetzee said on Monday.
The country’s rugby governing body Namibia Rugby announced a 33-man squad for the World Cup from Sept. 8 to Oct. 28, with Johan Deysel and Torsten van Jaarsveld named the captain and deputy respectively.
“I have been working with these two gentlemen and I am very pleased how they keep the group together,” Coetzee said, adding that their current form is good and they can lead by example on the field.
Coetzee said they have plotted their goals and the previous tour they undertook in South America was really massively important in achieving those goals.
The team will host South Africa’s Vodacom Bulls in Windhoek on Saturday as part of their World Cup preparations.
Namibia is pitted in Pool A with France, New Zealand, Italy and Uruguay. (Xinhua)